A project by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Revised Projects and the Arrival Agency. The FIT was the first in a series of projects presented by the Goethe Satellite Vancouver, a two-year initiative of the Goethe-Institut to create a programming framework where artists and curators were invited to develop German-Canadian projects. Berlin artist Dida Zende’s philosophy derives from the German artist Joseph Beuys and his Free International University (from which FIT takes its name). In the spirit of accessible art, Zende replicated his stylized white and red Berlin FIT in cities including Miami, Copenhagen, Cologne, and Vancouver. This “filling station for the creative spirit” was subsequently operated as a gallery and used to showcase the work of countless emerging Vancouver artists.
Read about the FIT in the Georgia Straight